Holiday cottages in interesting historic locations

Whether a location is of interest is a very personal choice. Some people simply adore places with oodles of hisory, where streets are lined with medieval buildings or those with a story to tell. If you like the narrow and characterful Shambles of York then do take a look at our cottages below.

Holiday cottages in a charming town where history and modernity blend

Bradford on AvonLocated on the outskirts of the picturesque Saxon town of Bradford-On-Avon and just 20 minutes drive from the Georgian City of Bath. The holiday cottages are smart and comfortable but it's the town of Bradford-on-Avon that's the real attraction.

A Saxon town on which Romans and later the wool trade of the 17th and 18th century left its mark, the town has its own Shambles area and some excellent medieval stone buildings. It's famous for the tiers of spinners and weavers cottages that rise up the hillside. Find out more about Bradford-on-Avon, a recommended place to visit for anyone who enjoys history and British traditions.

Wiltshire self-cateringMerkins Farm is a quiet country retreat, with far reaching views over the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

There are three contemporary holiday cottages, all converted in 2006.

Each cottage has been converted and decorated to a high standard, all with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, with gas central heating, and each with its own private garden.

The Plough Inn is just 500m stroll down the lane for a cosy pub for drinks and food. Bed linen and towels are all provided at no extra cost.

The largest cottage, Tickleberry, is a three bedroom barn conversion, with everything you would expect for everyday living. You will find an incredibly well equipped fully integrated kitchen, including a dishwasher and washing machine. A bathroom with washbasin and WC and a separate shower room, also with a wash basin and WC.

The sitting room, has comfy leather sofas, so you can while away the hours admiring the far reaching views over the Wiltshire countryside. Open the French doors onto the patio and enjoy yet more views, or, step down into the garden and let the children run free. The main bedroom boasts a beautiful pewter frame kingsize bed, wardrobe and dressing table.

Please click on the cottage photograph to find out more about these comfortable holiday cottages in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, near Roman Bath.


Another wonderful area for discovering our medieval past is the county of Suffolk

self-catering historic cottages and locationsAgain, another county where wool, weaving and the cloth trade brought great prosperity in the 17th and 18th centuries resulting in the building of fine churches and imposing houses. There are some well-preserved villages in Suffolk that make for facinating holidays.

Take Lavenham, for example, with streets of timber framed buildings, or, Constable Country where it is possible to trace the life and views of the landscape painter John Constable.


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